Train, Plane, or Automobile?

Train, it seems.

MARTA staff is recommending that rail cars roll on the planned 22-mile transit loop, even though a bus-based transit system would be at least one-third cheaper to build.

The MARTA board of directors is expected to discuss the issue today, with a final decision coming in January. The recommendation is an about-face for MARTA, which four months ago released a preliminary analysis favoring buses over rail, primarily because of cost.


  1. ColinATL says:

    The problem, I’m guessing, is that people in Georgia won’t ride buses if they don’t absolutely have to, but they will ride rail.

  2. Rick Day says:

    let me be the first to ask:

    Since when did a little something like saving money ever stop MARTA from making a major decision?

    In three years we will be reading about the indictments for bribes and kickbacks regarding this issue.

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